The Materials dashboard gives you quick access to basic materials functions.
The Materials dashboard normally is displayed in its collapsed state when you first open a drawing. If the dashboard is not displayed, click Tools menu>>Palettes>>Dashboard.
Clicking and holding down the first icon on the Materials dashboard displays a drop-down menu of icons with the following options:
mapping. These icons allow you to adjust the orientation of the material map on the objects or faces.Clicking and holding down the second icon on the Materials dashboard displays a drop down menu of icons with several options for
MATERIALATTACH command.Clicking the third icon displays the Material Attachment Options dialog box, where you can associate materials with layers. This window can also be accessed with the
MATERIALS command.Clicking the fourth icon displays the Materials window, where you can create, modify, and apply materials in your drawing. This window can also be accessed with the
If you require more control, you can expand the Materials dashboard by clicking the paintbrush icon.
Clicking the first icon in the second row applies the mapping from the original object or face to the selected objects.
Clicking the second icon in the second row resets the UV coordinates to the default coordinates for the map.